South Africa

S Africa's apartheid-era Foreign Minister Botha dies

Botha's long career straddled both the apartheid era and Mandela's government, his death provoked mix reactions.

South Africa's apartheid-era Foreign Minister Botha dies

Africa

South Africa finance minister quits over Gupta scandal

Nhlanhla Nene resigned after he admitted to visiting a business family at the heart of a corruption scandal.

South African finance minister Nene resigns over Gupta scandal

South Africa

Why the shack dwellers' movement poses a threat to the ANC

S'bu Zikode leads a shack dwellers' movement and says city officials crack down on those who highlight a housing crisis.

 Why the shack dwellers' movement poses a threat to the ANC

Africa

South Africa's youth unemployment rate at record high

South Africa's government says it's tackling the unemployment crisis. Critics say they've heard it all before.

Africa

South Africans want a bigger crackdown on narcotics

Increased policing has failed to curb drug gangs' operations and many communities suffer from addiction epidemics.

South Africa

Sacked South African radio host stands by 'monkey' jibe

Popular radio jockey, Sasha Martinengo, fired after he called opposition leader Julius Malema a 'monkey' on a live show.

Sacked South African radio host stands by 'monkey' jibe

Africa

South Africans highly divided over relaxed cannabis laws

A victory for South Africa's Rastafarian community as the top court rules it's no longer illegal to smoke cannabis, in private.

Africa

Drug-resistant TB cases booming in South Africa

The WHO estimates that one-quarter of the world's population has TB and is the leading cause of death in South Africa, where the emergence of drug-resistant strains make treatment even more difficult.

Africa

Efforts to save endangered rhinos in South Africa show hope

Forensic experts are succeeding in reducing poaching that is putting the species at grave risk.

Africa

South Africa's top court legalises private use of cannabis

The Constitutional Court has ordered the parliament to draft new laws within 24 months to reflect the order.

South Africa's top court legalises private use of cannabis

Africa

South Africa poverty levels increasing

The South African government launched a national development plan to eliminate poverty by 2030, but levels are still increasing.

Opinion

Theft or artistic prerogative?

Do well-known artists have a right to appropriate other people's photographs to make 'art'?

M Neelika Jayawardane

by M Neelika Jayawardane

M Neelika Jayawardane

Africa

Inequality haunts South African students

Access to education is improving but there are concerns that standards are slipping.

Inside Story

Can there be equality in post-apartheid South Africa?

Hundreds of white South African employees are protesting alleged discrimination against them.

Africa

White South Africans protest against discrimination

Around 3,000 employees at the plant are unhappy that only black workers have been offered company shares.